Robert Benedetti The Actor at Work

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The Actor at Work

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This edition marks the 40th Anniversary of this classic and comprehensive introduction to acting. With this new edition, Benedetti continues to provide wide-ranging insight into the techniques and demands of acting today. Centered on the concept of action, The Actor at Work covers all the major skills of the actor, including voice, speech, movement, analysis and role-playing. Using many ideas from contemporary psychology and various physical and spiritual disciplines, this text helps the reader uncover and develop the actors within themselves, as it encourages self-discovery through participatory activities and exercises.

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The Actor at Work, 10/E

Robert Benedetti

 

This Fortieth Anniversary edition of Benedetti’s classic and comprehensive introduction to acting continues to provide wide-ranging insight into the techniques and demands of acting today. Centered on the concept of action, The Actor at Work covers all of the major skills of the actor, including voice, speech, movement, analysis, and role-playing. This tenth edition will help you uncover and develop the actor within yourself using many ideas from contemporary psychology and various physical and spiritual disciplines, as it encourages self-discovery through participatory activities and exercises.

 

The New and Classic Features of the Tenth Edition

  • Combines Stanislavski's “Method” with techniques drawn from contemporary psychology to teach you a broad range of approaches to the acting process.
  • Emphasizes the personal responsibility, sense of purpose, personal discipline, and the ethics needed to succeed in acting.
  • Provides insight into the demands of various performance environments from the actor's point of view, with three new chapters on the qualities of good dramatic language, the techniques of rehearsal, and staging.
  • Includes several exercises for voice and textual work, and a foreword by Cicely Berry, OBE, Hon. D. Litt., Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

 

What Reviewers Are Saying about The Actor at Work

 

“. . . it goes beyond any trends and focuses on communicating the basic craft and art of the actor. This is an excellent introduction to the process of acting.”

–Denise Gillman, Christopher Newport University

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